Nagaland to begin Covid vaccination for 18-44 age group on May 17
Dimapur, May 13 (EMN): The government of Nagaland has announced that Covid-19 vaccination for the 18-44 age group will finally begin across the state on May 17 after a delay of more than two weeks.
The vaccination drive for 18 years old and above was supposed to start across the country on May 1 but was delayed due to shortage of vaccines.
The directorate of Health and Family Welfare informed on Thursday that the state received 36,580 doses of Covishield vaccine from Serum Institute of India on Wednesday, as allocated by the Centre government, for the vaccination of persons aged 18 and above.
It informed that registration and booking for the 18-44 age groups will start on Friday, May 14 at 9 am as per the slot available for each Covid-19 vaccination centre.
It added that registration through CoWIN or Aarogya Setu app is mandatory and no onsite registration will be entertained. Those who have registered earlier will still need to book a slot under any of the designated Covid-19 vaccination centres.
“Vaccination for the 18-44 age group will start on 17th May 2021 in only the designated Covid vaccination centres. Every Monday and Tuesday will be reserved for vaccination of beneficiaries in the 18-44 age groups. The remaining days (apart from Monday and Tuesday) will be reserved for vaccination of 45 years and above as planned by the district,” read the press release issued by State Immunisation Officer Dr. Ritu Thurr.
“All registered beneficiaries are requested to come to the vaccination centres with the same photo identity card uploaded in the CoWIN or Aarogya Setu. All beneficiaries should wear mask, observe physical distancing and maintain hand hygiene. Anyone with Covid-19 like symptoms will not be allowed entry to the vaccination centre,” it added.